tv Sport Today BBC News January 26, 2017 1:45am-2:01am GMT
but it's not because of anything he did. egyptjoin ghana in the quarter finals of the africa cup of nations after beating the black stars in their final group game. and tiger takes a step into the unknown. the world number 663 is back on a full schedule for the first usain bolt has been stripped of one of the nine olympic gold medals that made him unique among sprinters. it's the medal he won in the 4x100 metre relay at the beijing games in 2008. it's now emerged that one of his team—mates — nestor carter — tested positive for a banned stimulant after sa m ples were re—tested. it means bolt no longer holds the accolade of having won the triple—triple — as katie gornall reports. in a sport measured in fractions of a second, this was an astonishing feat of longevity. commentator: the triple triple! he's done it!
usain bolt‘s nine fold medals, at three different olympics, was unprecedented. now, through no fault of his own, that history has been tarnished. the reason lies with this man, nesta carter, bolt‘s team—mate in the relay at the 2008 beijing olympics. his start propelled jamaica both to gold and to a world record. but last year, carter's sample from these games was retested and today he was found guilty of doping. under the ioc rules, the whole team is now disqualified. it's an outcome that bolt has feared for some time. i asked him about it back in august in his hometown of kingston. at any point, if i lose one of my medals it'd be devastating and stressful, do you know what i mean? to know that, after all that hard work, this would happen. but i think the sport is in a really bad place now and the only place it can go right now is up. it must be hard as well because the triple triple is such a special achievement? it's very, very, very special, but we'll see. fingers crossed. sadly, whilst bolt stood clean, his rivals have fallen around him. justin gatlin has been banned twice
forfailing drugs tests. tyson gay has tested positive for an anabolic steroid and his fellow jamaican, asafa powell, has served a six—month ban. today, nesta carter was found to have taken the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine. ididn't i didn't rule out that he would not performed guilty. i am surprised, though. bolt will now have to hand back one of his precious medals, still he'll retire with his legacy intact. katie gornall, bbc news. there are three semi finals to look forward to at the australian open in melbourne on thursday, with both in the women's singles pitting a williams sister against a surprise unseeded opponent. venus is about to get under way against the giant—killing coco vanderweghe. while after that, serena takes on mirjana lucic—baroni, who's reached herfirst grand slam semi final since 1999 and following a troubled career. one day i will say a long, big story
about things that happened to me but they've never could dream about being here again and this isjust... applause i know this means a lot to every player who reaches semifinals but to me, this isjust, this is overwhelming. i will never, ever, ever forget this day and these last couple of weeks. this has truly made my life and everything that that happened, it has made it ok. am really happy for the rihanna lucic—baroni as well because i was there when she first started and to see her never give up. it's super inspiring to me and a wonderful story —— mirjana. at the end of the
day, it really helps me to know you can always go the dreams. i feel like it'sjust great. egypt have qualified for the quarter finals of the africa cup of nations — beating ghana to finish top of group d in gabon. ghana had already qualified. in the day's other game, mali and uganda drew i—i. from gabon, piers edwards reports. it was a clash of true african heavyweights to decide who topped group dand heavyweights to decide who topped group d and although eejit it garner 1-0 group d and although eejit it garner i—o thanks to an early goal, they're more superstitious fans may be wary. the record seven times african champions meet morocco and they have poor record against them. they haven't been to the cup since 1986. having surrendered their unbeaten status, ghana, four—time champions themselves, now meet dr congo. the easy meeting since they finished third in the last cup and they are
tough to beat. as group d came to a close, wednesday night's other game badly affected by rain early on saw mali draw a against the uganda side who scored their first goal of the nation's cup since 1978. a moment of history. the final line—up is now complete. the action gets under way in saturday in the japanese capital. —— gabonese. as piers mentioned there, it was a special day for uganda — even though they haven't qualifed for the knock—out stage. they drew 1—all with mali which means they'll head home with a goal, and a point, from their first nations cup since 1978. one thing is for sure. we have moved uganda to the next level. it is true that this is formula 1 of africa football. they think a cup of
nations. —— africa cup of nations. if we are a bit by supportive. we are the lowest level of support on this africa cup of nations. the only place that has not been paid here? 200%. we shall see what it shall bring. and here's the confirmation of the quarter—final line—up — starting with burkina faso versus tunisia on saturday, followed by senegal against cameroon. and on sunday, it's ghana versus dr congo and egypt against morocco. southampton have reached the final of the efl cup in england... beating liverpool in the semi final by two goals to nil over two legs liverpool trailed by a goal going into wednesday's second
leg at anfield... and had their chances to level the tie... daniel sturridge volleying over from close range.// daniel sturridge volleying over from close range. but in injury time southampton got the crucial goal on the break through shane long to win the second leg 1—0 and reach their first league cup final since 1979. real madrid have been knocked out of spain's copa del rey, beaten by celta vigo 11—3 on aggregate in the quarter finals. celta were never behind on the night with cristiano ronaldo and lucas vazquez‘s goals not enoug for real madrid who after wednesday's 2—all draw have now only won one of their last three games. daniel wass got what proved to be the winner. earlier atletico madrid had no such problems. ending a—bar‘s record run to the quarter finals with a 5—2 overall victory. wednesday's second leg finished 2—all juventus still have a chance of becoming the first team to win the coppa italia three times in a row. they've beaten milan in a repeat
of last year's final to reach this season's semis. 2—1 the final score withjuve's goals coming in the first 21 minutes. and milan eventually ending the match with ten men... monaco are through to the final of the french league cup. radamel falcao scored the only goal of the game as they beat nancy in the second semi—final. they'll now face the holders psg in the final on first april. tiger woods is about to embark on another comeback and this time it's for real. the 1a time major winner tees off in the pga event at torrey pines on thursday as part of his return to a full schedule and full—size field. something he hasn't been able to do for 17 months because of a back injury and he's now right down at 663 in the world rankings. this is an unknown and so one of the reasons why i'm playing is to get into the playing rhythm of playing golf again. i hadn't played in a few yea rs. golf again. i hadn't played in a few years. it has been a few seasons since i was in this position. i'm
looking forward to getting off to and playing and trying to keep improving and getting my game better and more consistent and in form. making my way to that first full week in april. ab de villiers marked his return to international cricket after an elbow injury by hitting a half—century for south africa in the third and final t20 international against sri lanka in cape town. but it wasn't enough to prevent the tourists from winning. de villiers top—scored with 63 as south africa made 168 for five from their 20 overs. but niroshan dickwella laid the foundations for a sri lankan victory as he hit 68 off just 51 balls. they reached their target with one ball to spare — to clinch the series 2—1. that's all the time we have got for you today. from me and the rest of the team, it is goodbye for now. good morning.
wednesday brought with it a day of contrasts. we had sopme beautiful sunshine out to the west, a depicted by this weatherwatcher‘s picture. lucky you. but unfortunately for many across the south—east saw some stubborn fog which lingered all day and made it feel cold. this was fog, good slice of sunshine behind, thicker cloud up into the north—west. and that's going to prevent temperatures from falling below freezing here but elsewhere it is going to be another cold night. a bit more of a breeze so not quite as much fog around but in rural spots it could be a bitterly cold start to the day, with temperatures down as low as —5 degrees. and it could be a little foggy, particularly to higher ground, and there could be some ice on untreated surfaces, so that's certainly worth baring in mind, and in particularly through pavements. a lot of cloud around first thing in the morning. it's going to be potentially a cold start, but we're dragging in a breeze from the south—easterly direction. it has been a bitterly cold in europe and that is going to make it feel really quite chilly
if you are out and about through the day. always out towards the west, the winds will be strong but the temperatures not quite as low but nevetheless it is going to be a windy start to the day and the winds will continue to feature in western areas. a good slice of dry weather around. a fair amount of cloud. eventually, that south—easterly breeze might just allow for some sunshine to come across southern england. but your thermometer may well say around 1—4 degrees, which is disappointing enough, but add on the strength and that cold source of the wind — it going to feel much colder than that. as we move out of thursday towards friday, the wind direction changes subtly, from a southerly. and it is allowing these weatherfronts to push in from the atlantic, so we start off potentially cold with a little bit of frost, particularly the further north you are, but as we go through the day, these weather fronts will bring some showery outbreaks of rain and eventually some milder air in as well — 8—10 degrees into the south—west, 3—5 in sheltered eastern areas. that marks a change as we move towards the weekend. so something a little less cold but a little more more unsettled. with the weatherfront trying
to push in from the west. now, it looks as though we move out of saturday into sunday, there's a potential for more significant rain across southern england. a level of uncertainty just where that front is going to be sitting so keep watching the forecasts. that could bring some wet weather to the south. but double figures, slightly colder, but drier conditions up into the north. the cloud stays with us for the start of a new working week. but also double digits are likely to stay with us as well — 10 or 11 degrees the high. a very warm welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to our viewers in north america and around the globe. my name's mike embley. our top stories: putting pen to paper. donald trump signs an order to build his border wall and says mexico will end up paying. in his first interview since taking office, the president insists torture works, but there's unease in the intelligence community. chile suffers its worst wildfires in half a century, the us sends the world's biggest air tanker to help fight the flames. and mary tyler moore,